October 21, 2015 Issue

Regarding the editor’s letter “Sandwiches and services” [Oct. 7], ignorance is bliss. I just can’t understand the pseudo powers that be have another stroke of genius. Read more

Letters to the Editor

Flipper’s reputation precedes them. The San Francisco punk band became legends for their slow-churning, noise-addled sound, which mixes a DIY hardcore spirit with a penchant for feedback and the occasional fit of aggressive atonality. Read more

Music Feature

If you’ve spent any serious time (or not so serious time) with pals at a corner bar you know that the more booze or whiskey consumed, the taller the tales. If that bar happens to be in Ireland you can count on the tales being spooky Read more


California’s revolutionary top-two nonpartisan system, adopted as Proposition 14 in 2010, is not revolutionary at all. In fact, it’s almost the exact system we have had in San Diego for a long, long time—except for two critical differences ... Read more

News & Opinion

Major challenges ahead for San Diego’s progressive movement After progressive former Mayor Bob Filner’s scandal-driven resignation on Aug. 23, 2013, conservatives seized the day. Read more


"I thought to myself, 'Oh, my God, is this really going to be my big break? Being in the video about Percocet and strippers?'" Read more

Seen Local

For the first time in 18 years, the city’s 911 emergency ambulance provider Rural/Metro has failed to meet compliance standards. Following the elimination of a long-standing contract loophole that allowed ambulances to arrive late to the... Read more


Switchfoot frontman Jon Foreman has announced 25 solo shows in San Diego. There's an interesting twist to this series of live performances. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

Long before Drive Like Jehu, Rocket from the Crypt, The Locust or The Plot to Blow Up the Eiffel Tower, there was Battalion of Saints. Read more

Notes from the Smoking Patio

In this semi-regular column, we ask some of our favorite local artists and curators what new shows or artists are worth checking out. Read more

Seen Local

Last year, Twin Sister changed their name to Mr. Twin Sister, and with the change came a transition toward an ethereal disco sound. That metamorphosis was for the better, as their 2014 self-titled album is a wonderful mixture of sophisticat... Read more

If I Were U

Psychologist Stanley Milgram made waves at Yale University in the early 1960s by conducting a controversial obedience study that highlighted mankind's uncanny ability to follow orders. Read more


Damaged mother. Check. Precocious kid. Check. Adorable dog. Check. Lenny Abrahamson's Room has all the necessary ingredients to cause the kind of waterworks that might fix Mad Max 's little hydration problem. Read more


Julian Duval isn’t your typical president and CEO. During an interview at the San Diego Botanic Garden in Encinitas, he wasn’t sitting behind a desk or mulling over finance reports. Rather, he appeared to be getting into the Halloween spiri... Read more


Would it surprise you that a poll taken earlier this year showed three out of four National Rifle Association members think the idea of gun background checks is on target? Read more

From the Editor

"You can be mediocre and do well over on India Street," says Michael Zenteno, general manager of Sirena Gourmet (1901 Columbia St.). "Here, our concept is what brings people in." Read more

Urban Eats

The man on the radio sobs as he reports the cause. " Playboy magazine," he says, "will no longer feature photos of naked women." Read more

Sordid Tales

Call me Judas. I spent the past 15-plus years of my life either working in advertising and marketing or covering it, and I’m here to tell you the single best thing you can do right now to impro Read more

All Things Tech


Rip Current Brewing Company

I'm occasionally caught off guard by breweries that fly under the radar. As a suburbanite, my exposure to local beer can be limited to what's represented on the shelves of my local bottle shop. Read more

The Beerdist

On its historic journey from the Northern Middle East to Italy, pita decided to stop over in the vicinity of Lebanon and become man'oushe. Read more

The World Fare